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Share the love, where you live...

Let's face it, we are incredibly lucky to live in Australia. No matter where you are, in the city, suburbs, coast or country, there's always a special place you can getaway that brings you a sense of peace, reflection or inspiration. While some people go ga-ga for Valentine's Day, showering lovers with gifts and sentimental cards, why not try something different this year by inviting your valentine to share in your special place. Invite your partner to the place that makes your heart beat faster (or slower..), and give them the gift of getting to know you even better.

keep it simple...

keep it simple...

Sit on a rooftop overlooking the city lights, or take a train to a lesser-known part of town.. take a hike to find a waterfall or trek into the forest to lie beneath a centuries-old giant... Find your zen at a lake in the 'burbs, or paddle a SUP along your river to show your partner a different perspective of home... Drive to that spectacular lookout for a sensational sunset, and notice the intriguing things that make your local so special - share the love, where you live. 

Wishing you V Day love as you explore your surroundings, engage with who you love and enjoy your special day,

the e3 Crew

Ice, Ice, Baby

All across Australia, the heat is on. According to the Bureau of Meteorology, the long, hot summer on Australia's east coast is going to stretch well into Autumn, with more warm weather forecast until the end of April. Heatwaves are sweeping the nation, so what better time to share our favourite ways to beat the heat.

Have some Ice Cube Trays ready in the freezer for tomorrow, and to quench your guests' thirst at your next party! Made from food grade silicone, these Australian-themed ice cube trays are non-stick, flexible and easy to clean. Brighten up your drinks with 4 of our designs, featuring iconic Aussie Koalas, Kangaroos, Map of Australia shapes or a 3 in 1 mould option if you can't choose a favourite. Or, get creative and use them to make cookies, chocolate or jelly moulds. Drinks and desserts will never be the same, kids (and kids at heart) will love them. 

Don't forget the animals, both domestic and native. Ensure you always leave out multiple water bowls (weighted down even better) in shaded places for your dog or pet, so they always have access to fresh water while you're out. Even better, freeze some treats inside an ice-cream container the day before, providing a longer lasting game for your dog to lick and play with to get the hidden reward, while staying cool. On hot days, all animals will seek water and shade. So let's not forget about our Aussie insects, birds, frogs and reptiles, plus echidnas, koalas, wallabies, kangaroos, possums and yes, even ssssssnakes.. placing shallow bowls of water in your yard will help keep all creatures great and small hydrated.

If a trip to the beach or river, lake or creek isn't possible where you are, there's plenty more options to keep your cool. Who can resist the sheer delight of running through a sprinkler on the lawn, a dip in an inflatable kiddy pool, or all hell breaking loose in a massive water fight?! 

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We hope you're having a great summer! Stay cool,

the e3 Crew

Why Koala Bee Honey?

Why Koala Bee Honey?

Did you know that Koala’s eat, sleep and breed in eucalyptus trees? Eucalyptus trees are vitally important to the distribution, abundance and wellbeing of contemporary Koala populations, and this is also where bees collect the pollen and in turn pollinate the flowers to bring you delicious honey and good health. At e3, we make Products With Passion, and none moreso than this.. Koala Bee Honey is harvested from Koala habitats in the eucalyptus forests of Victoria, and is now available to you to enjoy daily. 

Bees are barometers of the health of our world - we are partnering with organisations to help save the bees.

Bees are barometers of the health of our world - we are partnering with organisations to help save the bees.

What is most disturbing is that Koalas and Bees are both threatened in Australia. We want to help save our planet, so we have partnered with and donate 5% OF THE SALE OF THIS HONEY to Save the Bees and the Australian Koala Foundation. Please visit these links to learn more, and see what you can do to improve their plight and secure the future of these animals and, of course, honey.

Did you know that Eucalyptus Honey has Probiotic Qualities?

Did you know that Eucalyptus Honey has Probiotic Qualities?

Australian eucalyptus honey has probiotic qualities, and with regular consumption can improve gut health by promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria in the large intestine. Honey is also beneficial for colon issues and IBS. This is done through the naturally occurring active ingredient, Oligosaccaride. 

It also suppresses hay fever, sinus allergies and improves disease resistance through increased antioxidant levels. Swallow a teaspoon of honey to reduce sore throats and ease a cough. You can read more about this research by clicking here

This product contains no artificial colours, preservatives or flavours, just….100% Pure Australian Honey. Koala Bee Honey is Organic, Not Heat Treated, Lasts 30+ years, and is Antibiotic free. It is best enjoyed in tea, sandwiches, on cereal, or straight out of the jar! 

Add some Koala Bee Honey to sweeten your favourite tea. Use our  Koala Tea Infuser  with easy opening loose leaf tea infuser to make tea time fun. 

Add some Koala Bee Honey to sweeten your favourite tea. Use our Koala Tea Infuser with easy opening loose leaf tea infuser to make tea time fun. 

Hope you have enjoyed this (sweet) post about a very important topic. Head on over to e3 Products to explore our complete range of Australian themed souvenirs, keepsakes and gift ideas and pick up a jar of delicious Koala Bee Honey.

Cheers, 

the e3 crew

Iconically Aus

There are few national events as iconic as the Melbourne Cup, and last week it was again run and won. At e3 HQ, we even had the buzz of knowing some of the local owner's of winning horse Almandin in our hometown of Torquay, and that's probably the closest we'll ever get to the epicentre of the race! As iconically Australian as Vegemite, Phar Lap and the Great Ocean Road, the Melbourne Cup is part of our culture - we love celebrating everything about Australia's DNA, and sharing that with the world.

There's nowhere else in the world like Australia; The 12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road.

There's nowhere else in the world like Australia; The 12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road.

Australia attracts millions of visitors annually from across the globe, and us 'locals' have a good habit of travelling within our land too and playing 'tourist'. We immerse ourselves in other's backyards, finding 'beauty rich and rare' in new places that form a tapestry of memories of this land we call home. As Australian's, we can only imagine what experiences, snap shots and memories our international guests take home with them of their stay here too.

After a breathtaking experience exploring Australia's sights and scenes, take home one of these  Waterballs  to remind you of your fun times exploring Australia.

After a breathtaking experience exploring Australia's sights and scenes, take home one of these Waterballs to remind you of your fun times exploring Australia.

Can you imagine the impressions that are made by seeing stunning natural environments like the Great Barrier Reef or iconic landmarks like the Sydney Harbour Bridge? Or sighting our national Australian animals like koalas, kangaroos and wombats in the great outdoors or a wildlife park? We have a diversity of landscapes that are unrivalled and we know there's nowhere in the world like Australia. Our range of Australian souvenir products represent our unique environment, and remind people of the places they visit and adventures they've experienced. So whether you are a visitor or a local, we've got something for everyone. 

Head on over to e3 Products to explore our complete range of iconically Aussie gift ideas. 

Cheers,

the e3 crew